Dark water still life

There are no more waterlilies in ponds like this in october, but this ecosystem can still be beautiful. At least i found it quite interesting passing by yesterday. And next year I hope to be in time to see the waterlilies blooming.

I didn’t do much editing with these photos, except added more contrast. Most of them are kept a little bit underexposed. There are more photos from wetlands and lakes in my photo gallery.

60 thoughts on “Dark water still life

  1. Now I know where you get subject matter for so many beautiful photos. Just back from visit to Norway. Did some hiking along the Gota River in Trollhattan and visited Oslo. Then we took a ferry to Copenhagen on a beautiful evening. So we had a good view of the countryside around Oslo. Such a beautiful country! And people are delightfully friendly. Will post some photos/stories soon.

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    1. Oops. Visited too many countries in a short time. It was the Numedalslågen River in Kongsburg that I hiked along before our visit to Oslo. I was in Trollhattan, Sweden before we arrived in Kongsburg. Visited Sweden, Norway and Denmark in 7 days. A bit hectic, but fabulous.

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      1. Seems you had a lot of places to see, places to go in just 7 days. I am not so familiar with these regions (exceot Oslo), so I guess I should go there too someday. Lokking forward to your stories, Globalgarnish.

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    1. They are european white waterlilies (Nymphaea alba), Yoshizen. But not flowering so late in the autumn. They are quite common in some small lakes in Norway. We also have a smaller yellow one, and a very rare red one, but that one I have never seen yet.

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      1. No no, not water lily. The other, standing tall plants.
        Looks like having zebra pattern —- those segments are too short to be a reed kind. —- ? ? ?

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    2. Sorry Yoshuzen, thought you meant the lilies. The others is some kind of Equisetum (called horsetail, snake grass or puzzlegrass in english I presume..). I don’t know which type…Tried to google a little, the are called living fossiles since they were dominating plants in the forests more than 100 million years ago…

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      1. Aha, Hose-tail. I got it.
        In fact I thought it looks like Hose-tail though I couldn’t believe they can grow in the water.
        — on the spring, they have reproductive stem
        which spread spore. And in Japan they are
        called Tsukusi and we eat them (taste very bitter
        and strange though, it is a spring delicacy)🙂

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    1. I don’t know for sure about water lilies in England, but this one is supposed to grow almost all over Europe. But you see only the leaves so late in the year. The flower is big, white and very beautiful, Diana.

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    1. It is a pond, or rather the end of a lake. Except for the mud at the bottom the water is very clean, no pollution there. I don’t think they can grow in running water, Frenchgarden.

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  2. Chiquitas cuestiones al objetivo… ¡lindos resultados, de vida, estancados en el agua, en la luz, en una suave intimidad descubierta y revelada…!
    Saludos.

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